It was an exciting day downtown as competitive eater Joey Chestnut, best known for his hot dog eating skills during Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest every Fourth of July, visited Baltimore’s Inner Harbor to try his hand at chicken wings.
He visited Hooters on Light Street in Baltimore's Inner Harbor and downed 23 plates of wings in just under an hour. Each plate consisted of 10 wings, so do the math; 230 wings later, Chestnut had beat his previous personal best of 220 wings. This wasn't just a Chestnut vs. Chestnut competition though, several spectators took on the competitive eater attempting to finish a plate of 10 wings before Chestnut, and several spectators fell to the champ. Chestnut didn't go undefeated however, he lost twice with one of those losses at the mouth of Phil “The Fury” Fiore, a 28-year-old financial adviser from Canton.
“It felt like beating LeBron in a game of 1-on-1,” Fiore said, “but after LeBron ran a marathon and I’d just come off the bench.”